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Floral chocolate chunks

Cooking, baking & gardening all have the same thing in common. You experiment. It is so fun to explore different possibilities in a plant, successful or not. Building up your taste buds. Learning more about your connection to the plant you are working with.

When baking there are so many flowers, herbs, berries & roots to work with. Just try with what is around you & what is in your pantry that needs to be used up. Creative recipes like this help to use up the bits & leftovers. A little chocolate delight without breaking the bank.

Home made chocolate bar chunks @shesalwaysbarefoot

Flowers & Roots you can collect from your garden for your edible creations

Calendula petals, pansies, borage flowers, & rose petals. Leave them whole or whiz them in your grider. Burdock root, dandelion root, & ashwagandha root you will want to grind into a powder. Really, if it’s edible, I’ll try and experiment more in your cooking & baking.


4 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp root powder (optional)( options above)
pinch of salt

  1. Create a double boiler with a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Do not have the bowl touch the water.
  2. Melt the coconut oil & butter in the bowl. Then add your root powder, if using, & a pinch of salt.
  3. Add your choice of chocolate (I used milk chocolate) & melt the chocolate.
  4. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Pour your chocolate on the parchment paper & spread corner to corner.
  5. Now create! add your nuts & flowers. I added pistachios, cashews & macadamia nuts (a handful of each, chopped)
  6. Place in the fridge for a couple hours to harden. Once hardened, break into chunks & store in an airtight container. ( I store mine in the fridge)


I want to show others that medicine is all around us. There are many common backyard plants that we can benefit from. Including what we use as a day to day culinary herb within our dishes can have a huge impact on our daily health. Being conscience of different common herbs that you might already have in your pantry & work with them to enhance your families health.


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